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Protocol Engineer (Distributed Systems | Blockchain | Smart Contracts)

Closing: Aug 27, 2022

11 days remaining

Published: Jul 30, 2022 (17 days ago)

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Ideally you will have:

  • A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization.
  • Strong academic or engineering background.
  • Experience with encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Experience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically.
  • Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks.
  • Familiar with p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal.
  • Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Contributed to a blockchain-related, open source project.
  • In in the Ethereum community.
  • Experience with cryptography such as OTR, X3DH, Noise protocol.
  • Experience with Nim. 
  • Experience with off-the-shelf networking stacks such as libp2p / devp2p.


Responsibilities

Ideally you will have:

  • A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization.
  • Strong academic or engineering background.
  • Experience with encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Experience building networking-heavy applications and p2p networking specifically.
  • Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks.
  • Familiar with p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), and Nat traversal.
  • Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Contributed to a blockchain-related, open source project.
  • In in the Ethereum community.
  • Experience with cryptography such as OTR, X3DH, Noise protocol.
  • Experience with Nim. 
  • Experience with off-the-shelf networking stacks such as libp2p / devp2p.


  • Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging.
  • Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
  • Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
  • Write and maintain Nim code.
  • Research and design core functionality.
  • Provide feedback on overall design decisions, and participate in code reviews.
  • Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
  • Build incentivized, distributed systems.
  • Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.


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